A Mount Barker based producer who exploits vineyards from all the great regions of Western Australia. Although they make a lot of wine, there is real passion for what they are doing and the results speak for themselves. Experiments with lesser known varieties are often the most interesting.
Plums, cherry, cola, dry spices and earth. There is hints of chocolate, olives and currants on the juicy, soft and mid-weight palate. Without a doubt this is a wine to enjoy young and fresh. Having said that, Tempranillo has a sneaky ability to age and change over a long time. Match it with lamb and cous cous.
Tempranillo – Top quality grape grown all over the Peninsula (with many pseudonyms). It can be used for Rosado or Joven (released after 6 months) all the way up to Gran Reserva (60 months in the winery). It ages very well and top examples are said to compare to Burgundy. Cherry and cola are typical descriptors, it has moderate to low acid, moderate tannin and the naturally high pH allows for a silky mouthfeel that is not seen in other red wines.